Natalie Frost Olivares

Photo by Lucy McDonald

Instagram: @lucyartdrop

I was born and raised in a lively California beach town called Manhattan Beach, just south of the Los Angeles airport.

I have just finished my third year at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where I double major in Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and Social Justice Studies and Art History. I am a lover of art, dogs, earl grey tea, and fictional family dramas.

For years I lived with chronic back pain from a herniated disc at L5-S1 in my lower back until January of 2018, when I had surgery. I struggle with generalized anxiety disorder. I am queer, I am loud, and I am proud. I approach activism from my lived experience as a queer, white, able bodied cisgender woman and assess my privileges and oppressions through a lens of intersectionality.

These characteristics impact the way I see the world and uphold my understanding of self love as central to happiness, value of difference as essential to transcending ‘diversity’ towards a more true representation of oppressed communities, and passion for community through art and discussion.

I am an open book, here's my story.